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separated in 2001 and later separated in 2009. they said peter lanza cut off visiting adam around 2010. that was around the time that peter lanza began dating his new wife. peter lanza paid his ex-wife nancy just under $200,000 in alimony in 2012. friends say nancy lanza had not been working in recent years. adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where the massacre occurred. >>> students are returning to school this morning for the first time since the shooting massacre. meanwhile, more families will hold funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us. >> reporter: good morning. over my shoulder, you may be able to make out a christmas tree that's marking the memorial that is marking the focal point of this little town. it's just incredible to walk by that memorial to see the letters, stuffed animals, all the mementos that mourners brought here to the victims. today, students will go past that memorial has they return to school after the shooting. it will be a reminder that things will not be the same. we saw yesterday the two funerals of jack pinto and noah pozner. one of the vi
. that was around the time that peter lanza began dating his new wife. according to divoce documents obtained by nbc news, peter lanza paid his ex-wife nancy just under $200,000 in alimony in 2012. friends say nancy lanza had not been working in recent years. the "new york times" is reporting adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where friday's massacre occurred. >>> students in newtown, connecticut are returning to school this morning for the first time since the shooting massacre. meanwhile, more families will hold funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just over my shoulder, you may be able to make out a christmas tree marking the memorial that has become the focal point of this little town. it's something those going to class today will drive by, and it will be a reminder that some thing also never be the same. each day long lines of cars bring thousands of tearful mourners to this little town. they're carrying candles, stuffed animals and laying them at this christmas tree. anything to honor the 26 victims from sandy hook ele
separated in 2001 and later divorced in 2009. though they shared custody, peter lanza said adam lanza stopped visiting him and cut off all conversation with him in 2010. that was around the time that peter lanza began dating his new wife. according to divoce documents obtained by nbc news, peter lanza paid his ex-wife nancy just under $200,000 in alimony in 2012. friends say nancy lanza had not been working in recent years. the "new york times" is reporting adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where friday's massacre occurred. >>> students in newtown, connecticut are returning to school this morning for the first time since the shooting massacre. meanwh m
. also, we have reaction this evening from peter lanza, the father of the 20-year-old police say killed those people and then killed himself. the father says, quote, our family is grooeing along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. no words can truly express how heart broken we are. now, let me show you this picture that was just obtained by cnn. it shows adam lanza, back in 2005. he would be about 13 years old in this picture. and we have word tonight from police who are trying to learn why this young man would commit such an horrific act. they say they have found very good evidence in adam lanza's home that is helping them put together the puzzle pieces in that investigation. that home is also a crime scene now. investigators say lanza's mother was killed in that house before the deadly rampage at the school. soledad, so many more details to emerge about this story. and this is just the beginning of it. >> no question about that, don. we want to talk a little bit more about one of the more remarkable testimonials that we heard today. it came from a man named
lanza remarried. until then, peter lanza, an executive with ge, seen in this linked in photo, had weekly visits with adam. according to the same source that told us lanza didn't live the in the newtown since 2001, eight years before his divorce with ex-wife nancy was finalized. in the hours after the shooting a reporter for the stamford advocate outside peter lanza's house told cnn lanza was unauto wear of his son's involvement in the shooting. >> i said we received a report that somebody at this address is connected to the shooting in newtown. his face just went from -- you know, he'd been this very polite stranger making pleasantries with me, and he went from that to sort of shock and then just this horrified look. essentially declined comment, rolled up his window and went inside his house. >> since then he released a statement expressing condolences for victims' families and friends adding, we're in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too are asking why. peter lanza's sister-in-law told reporters both lanza and his ex-wife were committed to their kids'
mom in newtown we learned about a financials, peter lanza to about $250,000 of the alimoney a year to nancy. and so that came to $10,000 a month so she was comfortable there was no dispute. >> it seems as if i do a moth here. adam was 15 and continued to live with his mother and never left home, is that right . there were provisions in the divorce order that peter lanza was to pay for college for adam and his brother ryan and also the father was supposed to pay for a car for adam. and adam was just starting to learn to drive a car. and his father was for the payment of that. and nancy and adam were comfortable in the home and they were able to geepkeep going >> and this is it probably the worst crime, that our nation has been picking on i am cure bouse. what he was do do it is the day before. where he had been. >> if you have come toward. >> there are reporters troying to find all of that out and really good reporters are trying to get that information. police are tight lipped and not leasing information. they even before. and i happening it is a question ra's people want answered.
. the father of the alleged shooter, we've heard from. peter lanza released a statement, part of it says, quote, our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. no words can truly express how heartbroken we are. he is the father of adam lanza. this is a picture of him from just a few years ago. he is now 20 years old who police say walked into an elementary school yesterday and just started shooting. 20 children, all of them 6 or 7 years old, were killed. six adults, teachers and staff, including the principal, they're all dead now, too. the shooter killed himself. this is where police are trying to answer all the questions. they're trying to answer the questions why. the lanza home, not far from the school. it's also where the suspected shooter's mother was found dead as well. today, the father and aunt of one of the shooting victims in newtown, connecticut, went before cameras to remember a child they described as incredible but in remembering little emilie parker, they said, they're praying for the shooter's family, too, because that's what she wo
developments that have come just this evening. the father of the alleged shooter, we've heard from. peter lanza released a statement, part of it says, quote, our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. no words can truly express how heartbroken we are. he is the father of adam lanza. this is a picture of him from just a few years ago. he is now 20 years old who police say walked into an elementary school yesterday and just started shooting. 20 children, all of them 6 or 7 years old, were killed. six adults, teachers and staff, including the principal, they're all dead now, too. the shooter killed himself. this is where police are trying to answer all the questions. they're trying to answer the questions why. the lanza home, not far from the school. it's also where the suspected shooter's mother was found dead as well. today, the father and aunt of one of the shooting victims in newtown, connecticut, went before cameras to remember a child they described as incredible but in remembering little emilie parker, they said, they're praying for the shoo
was not known to police prior to known criminal record. the father of the suspected gunman, adam lanza. is peter lanza. he released a statement earlier today. it reads in part. "our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by thishe continues to say. "no words can truly express how heartbroken we are" and that whatever answers we can." >> candlelight vigils were held across the country tonight to remember the victims of the school shooting. kron four's jeff bush was with a group in san francisco and talked to people directly affected by gun violence and this weeks shooting. several dozen gathered at the playground in dolores park at sundown. it was a fitting place to remember the young lives that were lost on friday. reading of names. everyone was clearly moved by the east coast mass murder but stephanie dalton had a heavier heart than most. stephanie dalton knew one of the victims i work with jazz muscians and a very dear friend of mine, jazz saxaphonist, jimmy greene, who is a very beautiful person who's five year old girl, ana greene was lost. >> stephanie could not cont
even the father peter lanza. fbi source saying he is alive and was questioned yesterday. peter lanza and the boy's mother are divorced. peter we married we're told and lives in stanford, connecticut and heather, the fbi saying that the brother and father have been cleared and they are no longer being questioned. although not a suspect, ryan's computer and phone records are being searched and reports say that ryan did tell law enforcement yesterday that he had not been in touch with his brother adam since about 2010. mentioned adam possibly having a personality disorder and mild autism. and also as ryan was going through all of this yesterday and watched everything unfold on tuition, he was posting on facebook hey, it wasn't me. i was at work. he really has gone through a lot. lastly, residents of hoboken have been through a whole lot. they were really rattled and continued to be yesterday day care was on lockdown they everywhere getting emails about their children being inside and just after watching everything unfold, you know, not too far away, this was definitely a tough situation
, adam lanza. the father here, if we can bring that picture up, peter lanza. this is the photo of the father, of the suspected shooter. 20-year-old shooter adam lanza. this picture just into cnn, this is his father, peter lanza. cnn has made efforts to try to reach out to him, i have trying to get him on the phone, but we have been unsuccessful this morning. we are making efforts to get in touch with him. this photo just came into cnn. this is the photo of the father of the suspected shooter adam lanza. this pictured on the screen is peter lanza. cnn tried to reach out to peter lanza and has been unsuccessful. we are still standing by for what was an 8:00 a.m. press conference running an hour late here, but local police are expected to release the names of more victims. so far we have been able to confirm the names of two adults, two of the six adults shot yesterday in newtown, connecticut. that was at sandy hook elementary school. john? >> reporter: all right, nick valencia there in atlanta, thank you for bringing us that. as nick said, we are awaiting a news conference here.
tragedy. peter lanza says no words can truly expect how heartbroken we are. the connecticut tragedy has touched a nerve across the country and, vigils are springing up everywhere in alameda, a vigil was held at an elementary school. one of she peekers has two cousins who attend sandy hook. both sir individual. >>> in san francisco, city supervisor organized a vigil. this was at the corn ore of silver avenue and mission street. speakers talked about working together to bring peace and the importance of addressing the issue of people with mental health needs. >>> we are live tonight at grace cathedral where a special service is being held to remember the victims. cornell? >> for decades, holiday concerts have been a tradition here at grace cathedral on knob hull but tonight something different, pausing to remember the shooting victims in connecticut. ♪. reporter: the cathedral's choir master was so moved by the tragedy he wrote a special arrangements of silent night for today's concert, a moving tribute to lives lost. the bishop says now i the time to reflect year. >> we gather as thing
are expected to be held this week. >>> the suspected gunman's father, peter lanza, is expressing condolences to the victim's families. released a statement saying quote, we're in a state of disbelief. trying to find whatever answers we can. we, too, are asking why. we've cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so we're saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired. we're going to go to don lemon in newtown. so much going on. so difficult, even for the father to have to put in context that allegedly his son is the one who caused so much grief and so much pain for all of these families, targeting an elementary school. >> yeah, it's unbelievable. it's really unbearable to think about, deb, a son getting guns from his own home and going on a killing rampage. our brian todd who went out and spoke with some people who know the shooting suspect. >> his motive for this unspeakable act is still not clear. law enforcement officials say. and in digging for details about shooter adam lanza and his family. accounts emerge that are still confusing, sometimes conflicti
the remains of the connecticut gunman have been claimed by his father. a spokesman for the family said peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza, the 20-year-old shocked the nation this month when he killed 20 first graders and six adults. a private funeral was held for his mother. >>> this time tomorrow minimum wage workers in san francisco will enjoy a small raise. the city's minimum wage is going from $10.24 to $10.55 in 2003 voters approved an ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area. the wage has gone up almost every year since. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> also tomorrow, plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores and businesses that sell packaged food in alameda. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper or reusable bags. plastic bags for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first appearance at the huge game since 1972, the team they are fa
. he has issued a statement. peter lanza said his family is in a state of disbelief, saying no words can express how heartbroken we are. >> thank you, ines ferre. >>> well, in a moment, gun violence and gun buybacks in the bay area today. we'll have the latest through the area this weekend. before the break the names of the 27 women and children who died yesterday in newtown, connecticut. ,, you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ wanted for shooting anothert the san rafael transit cent. 24-year-old "ladrakeous dea >>> police have identified the man wanted for shooting another at the san rafael transit center. 24-year-old la drakeus dean is considered armed and dangerous. he goes by the nicknames of drake and de he is on parole fo
claimed by his father. a spokesman for the family said peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza, the 20-year-old shocked the nation this month when he killed 20 first graders and six adults. a private funeral was held for his mother. >>> this time tomorrow minimum wage workers in san francisco will enjoy a small raise. the city's minimum wage is going from $10.24 to $10.55 in 2003 voters approved an ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area. the wage has gone up almost every year since. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> also tomorrow, plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores and businesses that sell packaged food in alameda. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper or reusable bags. plastic bags for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first appearance at the huge game since 1972, the team they are facing the wisconsin badgers making their
. a spokesperson for the family says that peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza. adam lanza killed 20 first graders and six adults at the sandy hook elementary school after shooting his mother earlier, in her home. >>> well, christmas is over and it is time to start getting rid of those decorations. officials in washington, d.c. say they will begin to pick up trees and wreaths today. they will continue doing that through january 12th. all you have to do is place the tree where you normally leave your trash for pick up, no bag is necessary. >>> coming up ahead on 9news, i'll introduce you to a program that is changing women's lives. a hero central report is coming up next. >>> also, new year's eve already 2013, and other places. we'll show you what is happening there, right after this break. >>> where waiting for midnight to celebrate the new year. but guess what? they are already celebrating in sidney australia. , they are a little bit ahead of us. if you plan to go out tonight, and you also plan to drink, do not drive. sober ride is offering a free cab ride if you are too drunk to drive, a
possibly the father of the brothers peter lanza. we have a reliable source in the fbi telling us the father was questioned by fbi agents last -pnight. that source also telling us ryan yesterday afternoon did not know about everything coming here seeing his apartment encircled police he was handcuffed and taken away. the reason for some of this confusion may have stepped because the shooter adam lanza was carrying ryan lanza's id. residents in hoe coboken are re on edge thinking a mass murderer may have been living among them. >>> it was scary swung that could act like this is living amongst you, you are walking probably in the same neighborhood. i don't know the person personally but obviously probably crossed paths from time to time. that's awful. >> the fbi says the brother and the father have been cleared and possibly may be on their way back to connecticut. that's where peter lanza lived he lived with his mother -- father in stanza. mother has been cooperating with police and has mentioned his brother adam possibly did have a personality disorder and mild autism. >>> we thank you very m
that police turned to in the hours after the shooting was peter lanza. we haven't heard much about peter lanza besides his professional relationship. we are now learning about a strained relationship with his son. peter lanza's home is less than an hour away from where his son opened fire at sandy hook elementary school. a person who knows him says he hadn't had any communication with his son for about two years, when adam cut his father out of his life, about the time that the elder lanza remarried. until then, peter lanza, an executive with ge, had weekly visits with adam lanza. he hadn't lived in the home since 2001. in the hours after the shooting, a reporter for the stamford advocate, outside peter lanza's house, told cnn's wolf blitzer that he was unaware of his son being involved in the shooting. >> we have a report that somebody at this address is connected at the shooting in newtown and his face just went from -- you know, had he been this very polite stranger making pleasantries with me and he went from that to sort of shock and then just this horrified look and, you know, essentiall
more about gunman adam lanza's parents and their troubles. according to a source close to peter lanza, the boy's father moved out of the house back in april of 2001. now, peter and adam lanza spent most of their weekends together until 2010. that year was the last time adam lanza saw either his father or his brother, ryan. those who knew adam say he had behavioral issues, needed constant supervision and simply didn't respond to either physical or emotional pain. >> if he had cut himself or hurt himself, he would not know it or feel it. so, we were being very, very careful with him. >> police are still having trouble finding a motive in all of this. a computer, though, taken from adam lanza's home in newtown was badly damaged. investigators also say they found, quote, significant evidence in that house that lanza shared with his mother before killing her. >>> and in light of the tragedy, americans are talking once again about gun control. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans favor stricter gun control laws. and more than half say the shooting reflects broader problems in our
father peter lanza did in fact claim his son's body but he made no announcement at all about any funeral arrangements and said that he will not reveal the burial site. we've also learned that peter lanza who was a tax director at general electric has asked geneticists from the university of connecticut to scan his son's, research his son's brain for any mutations or abnormalities that could shed some light on his motive for the shooting. as you know police are still trying to come up with a motive by looking into adam lan's family history, his education, even his medical treatment. a full report could take many, many months. police say peter lanza by the way claimed his son's body. the two have had almost no relationship at all in recent years and we should note that adam lanza's mother was buried in new hampshire earlier this month. rick: lanza's father and mother were divorced some time ago, and it's my understanding, trace, that they were estranged for a longtime, father and son? >> reporter: they were. in fact the father lived in stamford where he works as i said at general electric.
record. adam's father, peter lanza, weekend. it reads in part. "our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy." he continues to say. "no words can truly express how heartbroken we are" and that relatives are "in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can." i >> in the east bay. police and youth groups partnered up today and held a successful gun buyback program. following the aftermath of the connecticut school massacre. hundreds of cars lined up in oakland to trade their guns for cash. kron4's jeff pierce has the details. >> one hundred and twenty one, one hundred and twenty two, one hundred and twenty three, one hundred and twenty four. >>reporter: olois simmons of youth uprising counted the cars waiting to turn in guns for cash saturday afternoon in oakland. nearly two hundred cars with guns in their trunks waited hours for the hundred dollars for each gun for as many as three guns. it was one of the most succesful gun by back programs ever held in the city. >> one gun off the street is good but the whole back side
from peter lanza, just released. our hearts go out to the family and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. no words can truly express how heart broken we are. we are in a state of disbelief in trying to find whatever answers we can. we, too, are asking why. we have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. like so many of you, we are saddened and struggling to make sense of what has transpired. that have statement just coming in from peter lanza, the father of adam lanza, the shooter in this horrific, horrific case. president obama tearfully spoke about the massacre yesterday. he called for, quote, a meaningful action to prevent similar tragedy dpips didn't spell out, though, what should be done. i asked the connecticut senator, richard bloomenthal earlier today, what he expects to happen. >> we're going to go back to washington, the united states, new federal legislation needed to tighten up gun control in the united states? >> you know, w
with adam lanza. the family lived alone since 1998, the whole family, nancy lanza, the husband peter lanza, the son ryan, 24 years old, and adam, who was 20 years old. what happened is peter lanza left the house at some point a few years ago when they divorced. he doesn't live here anymore. ryan lanza, who is 24 years old, went off to work. he lived in hoboken, new jersey. we saw he was taken in for questioning yesterday. that left adam and nancy back here. nancy lanza worked in finance in boston and here in connecticut for some years. but recently she has left work. we don't know whether she was retiring or whether she was taking a break. she did tell acquaintances she wanted to take care of adam. now, we did speak to one neighbor, gene j mcdade, who said she didn't find anything unusual about this particular family. >> she was a stay-at-home mom who loved her kids. there is no explanation. there was no funny business going on as far as i know. >> they were quiet. seemingly friendly people. i don't think people in this neighborhood really knew them too well. >> were they -- did they strug
. >> reporter: the shooter's father, peter lanza, is a vice president at g.e. capital, and had been a partner at ernst & young, where his son, ryan, works now. he is now remarried and was questioned by authorities. but is not under any suspicion. the mother who lived here on this street, was -- had some connection to the school, we're told. but the superintendent said, this morning, that she was not officially employed there. she may have volunteered in some way. as for the father, they're divorced. he doesn't live here. he lives in stanford. and he apparently found out about the killing from a reporter who was in his driveway when he came home and informed him. elizabeth? >> all right, jim. thank you so much. >>> the question goes to what would make a person do something like this? something so terrific to children so little. let's bring in psychiatrist dr. janet taylor to talk about the mind of the shooter. clearly, everybody understands this young man was mentally ill. but to pick children, young, young children, as his victims. i mean, that is about the worst thing you could do. what does
their baby teeth." overnight peter lanza, the father of adam lanza, released his first public statement saying we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too are asking why." sources say no note or manifesto from the gunman has been found at this point, and this morning americans of all stripes are honoring the victims. today, every single nfl team will observe a moment of silence before the games. the giants and patriots will play with special decals on their helmet. and last night on an emotional "saturday night live," the emotional opening to the show with a children's choir singing "silent night." also this morning for the first time we're hearing how one little girl survived the massacre, and my colleague lara is back with more on that. >> we have heard the story of just one class just decimated. there was one small survivor, and last night i spoke to the person counseling her family. this is a story, a harrowing story of how a 6-year-old girl lived by playing dead. you have one parishioner who was right there, a little girl, a first grader. >> ye
the shootings took place. her family and adam's father, peter lanza today both expressed their sympathies to the victims. >>> here in the bay area, people responded to yesterday's shooting in a different way. in seven minutes, the first of it's kind program that encouraged many to give up their guns. >>> police are learning more about a shooting in oakland this morning that wounded four people. officers say they found three men suffering from gunshot wounds around 7:30 this morning near international boulevard, between 84th and 85th avenues. all three men were hospitalized. a fourth female victim was dropped off at the hospital. all of the victims are expected to be okay. police say two people were arrested in connection with this shooting. >>> a teenage boy is in critical condition after a drive-by shooting in san francisco's intermission district. police say just before 1:30 this morning, four men in a car opened fire on the teen near the intersection of potraro avenue and 24th. the wounded boy managed to walk a block to san francisco general hospital. the victim's name and age have not
are divorced. the father peter lanza since remarried and lives in connecticut and he and the son ryan are on the way to connecticut. although ryan is not a suspect, are telling us they are going through his computer and records just to see if that can give them clues about anything and maybe a motive. >> thank you . police familiar us it will take dicelet gruesome crume - crime scene. children slaughtered inside of the elementary school. we spoke with paul vance. >> thank you very having us. >> lieutenant, we have seen so many going back to columbine and you never think it is going to happen in your own community. >> it is it horrific and tragic and the parents sent these children to be educate never expected to never see them again it is it a heartbreaking trag tee. >> and you think that right now. you haven't identified all of the bodies for the families have you? >> we have a process where we have to positively identify everyone and we want to do that as expeditiously as possible working on thisthat right now it is important for the families and why understand that. >> imagine you
hearts that she was protecting those kids from that shooter. >> the shooter's father, peter lanza, issued this statement, quote, our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected. he also said that relatives are in, quote, a state of disbelief and trying to figure out whatever answers we can. >>> sandy hook elementary school now is on a roster of mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech, just to name a few. there are survivors who still cope with the aftermath and the news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach. it just takes me back to what we felt on april 20, '99, even though it will be 14 years. it's just emotionally -- anyone that was alive during that time or especially at columbine, it just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies are dying. i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to -- we need to learn how to accept each other, live with one another, get back to the basics of being a human being. this one just really, really, really hurts. >> i can't put it into words, how
family and the police department up there, this is the first time we've heard on behalf of peter lanza, the father of the alleged gunman and his son, ryan, age 24, who lived in hoboken, new jersey. let's drop in there now in new hampshire. >> the loss we all share. our hearts and prayers are with those who share in this loss. the families, teachers, staff and the students of sandy hook elementary school, the first responders and to all others touched by this tragedy. on behalf of nancy's mother and siblings, we reach out to the community of newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound loss of innocents that has affected so many. the family requests that you respect their privacy during this time of anguish and loss. thank you very much. >> are there any questions, like i said, there is not an awful lot we can answer. >> talk about the f.b.i. and other authorities being -- >> the only thing i can tell you is that law enforcement generally obviously volunteered any assistance to connecticut. and our responding to any requests that come out of connecticut
a contentious relationship with his mother, nancy. she'd split from the boys' father, peter lanza-- who's described by the job-networking website 'linked-in' as tax director and vice president at g-e energy financial services. but kraft says nancy lanza was an engaged mother- always setting up play-dates for her two sons and taking part in neighborhood activities. neighbors and friends say nancy lanza enjoyed gardening and had taken time off from a job in finance. >> she was like a normal, anybody else in this neighborhood. you know decorate the house, the house was always, you know, pristine. i mean she was just like any other housewife. >>reporter: but like her son, there are gaps in nancy lanza's story that still need to be filled in. she owned the weapons adam lanza used in the killings, including a semi-automatic rifle-- according to a law enforcement source. and it's not clear why she purchased them. brian todd, cnn, washington >> the shooting hit close to home for a victim of the colorado movie theater massacre. stephen barton lives about ten minutes from newtown and the recent s
loved was involved with what was happening up in newtown. >> reporter: peter lanza is a successful finance executive at ge, part owner of nbc universal. a source close to the family says in 2001, he separated from adam's mother, nancy, but he still saw adam every week. in 2009, the lanzas officially divorced. adam was 17. >> they were the type of parents, even when they were married as well as being separated, if the kids had a need, they would definitely fill it. >> reporter: but the source says by 2010, peter lanza was dating a new woman who he later married and adam suddenly cut his dad off. despite his father's attempts to see him. peter lanza hadn't seen or heard from his son since then. now nbc news has obtained the divorce documents between adam's parents. peter and nancy agreed on joint legal custody of adam. he lived full-time with his mom in this spacious connecticut home. adam's dad was fully supporting them. this year, more than $289,000 in alimony. peter also volunteered to pay for adam's college, car, and medical insurance. eric broder is a connecticut divorce attorne
been spotty and the father, and mother are divorced. the father peter lanza since remarried and lives in connecticut and he and the son ryan are on the way to connecticut. although ryan is not a suspect, are telling us they are going through his computer and records just to see if that can give them clues about anything and maybe a motive. >> thank you . police familiar us it will take dicelet gruesome crume - crime scene. children slaughtered inside of the elementary school. we spoke with paul vance. >> thank you very having us. >> lieutenant, we have seen so many going back to columbine and you never think it is going to happen in your own community. >> it is it horrific and tragic and the parents sent these children to be educate never expected to never see them again it is it a heartbreaking trag tee. >> and you think that right now. you haven't identified all of the bodies for the families have you? >> we have a process where we have to positively identify everyone and we want to do that as expeditiously as possible working on thisthat right now it is important for the families a
] this is how i'll do it. [ sarah ] there you go. >> bret: peter lanza the father of newtown shooter adam lanza claimed his son's body. no word when they were claimed or the plans for a funeral service. it could be months before they produce a final report on the investigation. union influence may be slinking. yet, its power is still significant. shipping in the gulf and northeast ground to a standstill with a possible dock workers strike. correspondent doug mckelway looks at unions within the changing globalized work force. >> 30-day contract extension agreed to by the long shoreman shipman and port operators friday temporarily averts a shutdown of the 14 ports from massachusetts to texas. 14,000 long shoremen still find their jobs threatened by out automation. today it takes one long shoreman to do the works of three we have seen before. >> efficiency and new productivity, machines come in play. people are displaced by that. to maintain cost and come pettive market we have to pay attention to. president obama is beholden to unions. he's made a point of supporting them. >> look at how the unio
been questioned by police. peter lanza released this statement. "our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too, are asking why." we're hearing from adam lanza's aunt which says she's shocked and offers a little insight into why. >> i know she had issues with school. she wound up homeschooling him, because she battled with the school district i'm not sure in what capacity. >> has he acted out? had she shared with you? >> no. >> no violence towards her? >> no. if he did, i know she wouldn't have tolerated it. >> joining us now national correspondent susan candiotti. you have been following this investigation from the very, very beginning. what more are we learning about adam lanza and what he was doing in the days before the shooting? >> of course, that's one of the many key questions that authorities are trying to figure out. as we're beginning to see more photographs emerge of this 20-year-old young man, of course, the photos we've seen of him are at a very m
only vegan foods that she could bring home for him to eat. >> i know we have a statement from peter lanza, the gunman's father. our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected. no words can express how heartbroken we are. we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. what do you know about the relationship with his father? >> not that much. his father would sometimes call, at least the friends of nancy lanza had the impression that that was not a lot of interaction and that the father didn't see the son all that often. there were not a lot of trips there. the brother, ryan, of course there was a closer relationship and reason to think the father may have helped the son get a job. we don't really know about that. that is the whole family dynamic here. at this point it remains as much a mystery as a lot of other aspects of the case. >> staying on top of this and trying to help us unravel this and get at core question, why. >> the tragedy at sandy hook will start a lot of conversations. it will start policy debates from gun control to men
. >> she also says she has not heard from the gunman's father, peter lanza, about funeral arrangements. >>> in light of the tragedy, gun control is once again a hot topic for public debate right now. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans favor stricter gun control laws, and more than half say the shooting reflects broader problems in our society, not just one troubled person. west virginia's democratic senator is a staunch gun rights advocate, said the shooting may be the tipping point. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting on hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> but governor rick perry is taking the opposite view. he says he's fine with arming teachers if that's the way to keep students safe. >>> concerns about new gun laws possibly go into effect are leading to a surge in firearms sales. many stores, including this one in indiana, are reporting a significant increase in the sale of semiautomatic weapons, including the ar-15, which was used in friday's newtown tragedy. many gun supporters ar
that they are divorced. the dad, peter lanza, lives not far from the scene in connecticut. we're told he's still talking with f.b.i. agents, but not suspected of having any role in what played out today. bill? >> hair i thank you for that. we'll be in touch later this hour. harris faulkner report not guilty new york. average class size in this school district for kids in kindergarten, 17. the last serious crime reported in this town? two years ago. 2010. much more ahead. massacre at sandy hook, including all this developing information about the suspect and certainly about the victims tonight. a live look outside saint rose church in newtown where members of this community are gathering for a memorial service, just getting underway to remember the innocent victims. plus a visibly shaken president obama addressing the nation a few hours ago. we will share that with you as well, coming up tonight on the fox report this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a d
in just the first grade. overnight the shooter's father, peter lanza, released his first public statement. "we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too are asking why." and this morning america is honoring the victims. today every nfl team will observe a moment of silence before the games. the giants and patriots will wear special decals on their helmets. our guests and experts are standing by for a conversation on what happened and why to cuss what it means to take meaningful action, that's president obama's phrase and a shattering moment of mindlessness. >>> the latest on the investigation, brian ross our chief investigative correspondent and, brian, investigators are beginning to piece together what happened in that terrifying ten minutes in the school. >> that's right, george, they say they are making good progress in knowing much of the how, although less of the why of the stunning crime. in particular, they are focusing on the weapons used, there were three weapons recovered, two handguns and a semiautomatic assault-style rifle that authorities
when lanza used one of the handguns to take his own life. last night the gunman's father peter lanza offered con doll endss. in a statement -- condolences. he said: >> osgood: ahead we take flight. with led zeppelin. and the end of the world? y. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: that's led zeppelin playing rock and roll from their 2007 reunion concert. an appropriate song considering that they're one of the most popular and influential bands in rock and roll history. they sat down with anthony mason for a rare look back at the music and their legacy. >> reporter: when they were devouring the world in th
. pref individu good morning, peter. >> nancy lanza was reportedly at her wit's end with her son adam and was having such a hard time raising the 20-year-old by herself that she was in the process of getting conservator ship over him. that's kierdling to someo -- ac to someone who knows the family of the shooting andl of the vic. this man told foxnews.com quote from what i have been told adam was aware of her petitioning the court and plans to have him committed. adam was upset about this. he thought she just wanted to send him away. from what i understand he was really, really angry. i think this could have been it, what set him off. the community is immersed in funeral services and vigils. last night they came together to remember the fallen principal dawn hochsprung. seems like everybody on the planet knows what happened in newtown some parents of sandy hook elementary students still have not told their kids exactly what happened. >> he simply knows a bad man came into his school and hurt a lot of people. but the police and teachers were heros and they saved the day and the school
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